The Magic Moment
You will learn precise techniques for photographing in the public domain unobtrusively at close range – combining people, place, and moment in unique images, each of which is a surprise. The elements of chance, time, place, and personal point of view play important roles in personal documentary photography. Basic skills in camera technique required. After an introductory lecture and portfolio review of previous work on the first day, we will go into the streets of Provincetown to search for magic moments. Your edits will be brought to class on a memory stick each morning for projection, review, and critique. This process will be repeated throughout the week. You will work with a digital camera and wide-angle lens in the 28-35mm range (full-frame equivalent) in color and b&w.
As part of your materials fee, you will be given ten sheets of photo paper for printing. Additional sheets may be purchased from the Work Center for $1 per sheet.
Constantine Manos is a partner in Magnum Photos. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Bibliotheque National, Paris; and George Eastman House, Rochester, among others. Manos is the author of five books, including Portrait of A Symphony, A Greek Portfolio and Bostonians. In 2003 Manos was awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence for work from his American Color series.